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India, China maintaining engagements to resolve border standoff at earliest: MEA

India, China maintaining engagements to resolve border standoff at earliest: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday India and China were maintaining military and diplomatic engagements to peacefully resolve the border row at the earliest even though it did not respond to reports on troops moving back from standoff positions in the Galwan and Hot Spring areas of Ladakh. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said both sides had agreed […]

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India, China ‘Properly Handling’ Border Issue, Taking Actions To Ease Situation: Chinese Foreign Min

India, China ‘Properly Handling’ Border Issue, Taking Actions To Ease Situation: Chinese Foreign Min

China and India are “properly handling” and taking actions to ease the situation at the border based on the “consensus” reached recently during their diplomatic and military level talks, a senior Chinese official said on Thursday. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson’s remarks came a day after the Indian and Chinese military commanders held “productive” talks […]

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India Wants Mutual Large-Scale Troop Reduction In Ladakh Region: Report

India Wants Mutual Large-Scale Troop Reduction In Ladakh Region: Report

New Delhi:  Even though Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at three locations in Eastern Ladakh, the Indian side is clear that tensions on the Line of Actual Control will be done away with completely only when the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) de-inducts more than 10,000 troops, along with artillery and tank regiments, deployed on […]

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Signs of de-escalation: China, India pull back troops from key LAC points

Signs of de-escalation: China, India pull back troops from key LAC points

In what may be the first signs of de-escalation of tensions along the Line of Actual Control, Indian and Chinese troops have gradually started moving back from standoff positions at different points in the Galwan and Hot Spring areas of Ladakh. While there has been no official statement yet on whether a disengagement is underway, government […]

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‘Dragon in the room’: Opposition’s swipe at Centre over Ladakh standoff

‘Dragon in the room’: Opposition’s swipe at Centre over Ladakh standoff

The Opposition parties are attacking the government over the border standoff with China. Leading the charge is Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who has accused the government of hiding the truth. “Everyone knows the reality of the borders, but the thought is good to keep one’s heart happy,” he said in a tweet in Hindi, improvising […]

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India working on two roads in Ladakh amid border row

India working on two roads in Ladakh amid border row

India is working on two key roads near the China border in eastern Ladakh — the site of a tense weeks-long border stand-off with its northern neighbour — to provide connectivity to an important forward area that the military calls Sub-Sector North (SSN), two senior officers familiar with the developments said on Monday. While the […]

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As BRO seeks workers for Ladakh, Jharkhand asks for a better deal for them

As BRO seeks workers for Ladakh, Jharkhand asks for a better deal for them

The Jharkhand government under Chief Minister Hemant Soren has extracted a commitment from Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to do away with contractors, recruit labourers directly from the state, register itself under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act next year, and sign a memorandum of agreement (MoU) with the state. A May 22 communication from the Ministry […]

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India China Ladakh standoff talks to continue at Brigadier-Colonel level

India China Ladakh standoff talks to continue at Brigadier-Colonel level

India and China, after a “cordial and positive” meeting between military commanders at Chushul-Moldo region on Saturday, have taken incremental steps towards resolution of the troop standoff at four points in eastern Ladakh. The Leh-based 14 Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh met South Xinjiang Military District Commander Major General Liu Lin and had detailed […]

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Line of Actual Control: Marathon meeting between Indian and Chinese commanders

Line of Actual Control: Marathon meeting between Indian and Chinese commanders

Indian and Chinese army commanders sat across the table for more than three hours Saturday to find ways to resolve the tense situation along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. Lt General Harinder Singh, XIV Corps Commander, led the Indian delegation to the Chinese border meeting point at Moldo near Chushul. The Chinese army team […]

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De-escalation process underway: 2 LAC flashpoints are not in list of identified areas still contested

De-escalation process underway: 2 LAC flashpoints are not in list of identified areas still contested

Chinese transgressions across the Line of Actual Control in Galwan and Hot Spring in eastern Ladakh surprised India because these areas, unlike Pangong Tso, did not figure among the 23 contested areas identified by the government through various mechanisms since India first accepted the concept of LAC in 1993. Eleven of the 23 contested areas on the LAC were […]